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Changing insulin from humalog (insulin lispro) to novolog - any effect?

Changing insulin from humalog (insulin lispro) to novolog - any effect?

Congratulations: Great move. Well, NovoLog is quicker acting but also quicker getting out of your system. So make sure you eat as soon as you inject. As with any insulin, proper close titration is necessary to avoid hypoglycemia and wild fluctuations in your sugar levels. Overall, best short acting Insulin on the market at present, and the most physiologic. ...Read more

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Does Lantus (insulin glargine) Insuline inyections cause weight gain?

Does Lantus (insulin glargine) Insuline inyections cause weight gain?

Lantus (insulin glargine): I am assuming that your insulin injections have been started not long ago. Injections should not cause weight gain but there is a more important issue. Type 2 diabetes can and should be corrected such that you no longer have diabetes. Insulin injections should not cause weight gain. With that in mind, talk to your doctor about diabetes and also have a dietitian help you with your weight. ...Read more

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Humalog (insulin lispro) insulin not taking effect, what to do?

Humalog (insulin lispro) insulin not taking effect, what to do?

Easy!: Hi. Easy! Increase the dose! We usually start low to keep hypoglycemia risk in check. So advance the dose until you get the effect you're after. Use you blood sugar testing frequently to make using Humalog (insulin lispro) effective & safe. Good luck! ...Read more

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(Allegra, ortho tri-cyclen, Cymbalta)-GP prescribed. (Baclofen, Carb/Levo, & Adderall)-added by Neurologist. Interact. b/w meds to cause hypnic jerks?

(Allegra, ortho tri-cyclen, Cymbalta)-GP prescribed.
(Baclofen, Carb/Levo, & Adderall)-added by Neurologist. Interact. b/w meds to cause hypnic jerks?

Reconciliation: If different doctors all use electronic medical records, and they perform "medication reconciliation" at each visit so that they all know what doctor prescribed which medication, likelihood is high that the systems alerts of any potential problems with the medications. The Affordable Care Act (=Obamacare) mandates medication reconciliation. ...Read more

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I'm ADPKD stage 3 renal failure, severe neuropathy (neck-down) daily Cymbalta (duloxetine) 60mg & last 10days Amitryptiline 50mg. Feel agitated, paranoid. Thanks.

I'm ADPKD stage 3 renal failure, severe neuropathy (neck-down) daily Cymbalta (duloxetine) 60mg & last 10days Amitryptiline 50mg. Feel agitated, paranoid. Thanks.

See provider: Please consider seeing your health care provider to check for worsening kidney function or other metabloic abnormalities are present and to see if adjusting your medicine is appropriate. ...Read more

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Can novorapid (insulin aspart) insulin injections cause pain?

Can novorapid (insulin aspart) insulin injections cause pain?

Yes: Any injections can cause discomfort depends on the needle size, fortunately with the pen needles, this is becoming less of a problem. Ask your doctor for the 32 g size. ...Read more

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I'm on metformin, lantus (insulin glargine) n novolog. Can i replace the lantus (insulin glargine) n novolog w byetta to help w weight gain n still get the same sugar control?

I'm on metformin, lantus (insulin glargine) n novolog. Can i replace the lantus (insulin glargine) n novolog w byetta to help w weight gain n still get the same sugar control?

Only with supervisio: Please contact your health care professional about making changes in your diabetic therapy. Byetta can be helpful in controlling diabetes, but may not solve your weight gain problem. That should be controlled, under supervision, with diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Blood insulin=29.5 On lantus (insulin glargine) 62 units, humalog 17 units. Am I still producing endogenous insulin?

Blood insulin=29.5 On lantus (insulin glargine) 62 units, humalog 17 units.  Am I still producing endogenous insulin?

Need more info: Most people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes continue to make insulin for many years. The way to tell this is by measuring a blood level of c-peptide. Also- Since you are only 45, if you are not obese, would check with your doctor to see if you might have later onset type 1. ...Read more

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Dlabetic&hypertensive, bmi31 , on amarylm2 tab 2x3, novonorm2 1x3 and lantus (insulin glargine) insulin +3o min excercise. ....A1c 9.7 please help!

Dlabetic&hypertensive, bmi31 , on amarylm2 tab 2x3, novonorm2 1x3 and lantus (insulin glargine) insulin +3o min excercise.    ....A1c 9.7     please help!

Your endocrinologist: Needs to adjust/ increase the dose of your medicine esp Insulin to attain good control of your sugar reflected in your a1c (ideally in the 6 or 7 range). A good diet & exercise regimen would help as well. Increase your water intake to maintain good kidney function. Annual or periodic ekg is a must have your annual eye check , lipid and kidney function monitored closely .Take care & god bless u! ...Read more

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Dlabetic&hypertensive, bmi31 , on amarylm2 tab 2x3, novonorm2 1x3 and lantus (insulin glargine) insulin +3o min excercise. ....A1c 9.7 please help!

Dlabetic&hypertensive, bmi31 , on amarylm2 tab 2x3, novonorm2 1x3 and lantus (insulin glargine) insulin +3o min excercise.    ....A1c 9.7     please help!

High Hb a1c: You need to go to an endocrinologist (e) to see if your diet needs to be changed. The regimen of medicines you take to control your diabetes is clearly not working and this may be due to inadequate dosing or ingesting too many carbohydrates. If you reduce your bmi, there is a chance to control your glucose better. Get your glucose under control to avoid harmful complications of diabetes, see an e. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: lantus (insulin glargine)?

Please describe the medication: lantus (insulin glargine)?

Diabetes medication: Treats diabetes mellitus. Insulin is a hormone that helps get sugar from the blood to the muscles, where it is used for energy. This type of Insulin usually works longer than regular insulin. ...Read more

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I'm not responding to any meds given for sudden onset peripheral neuropathy of the feet. Can dilaten help.Tried gabapenten lyrica (pregabalin) Elavil cymbalta.

I'm not responding to any meds given for sudden onset peripheral neuropathy of the feet. Can dilaten help.Tried gabapenten lyrica (pregabalin) Elavil cymbalta.

Dilantin: The use of Dilantin is unlikely to reduce the pain of peripheral neuropathy if the other anti-convulsant medications have failed to relieve the pain. Alternative treatments such as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, capsaicin cream, Lidocaine patches and identifying and treating the cause of the neuropathy may help you feel better. ...Read more

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Hi, diabetic, hypertens, on lantus (insulin glargine) and amaryl 2x3 glucophage5oox4, novonorm2x3 , A1c 9.7 cannot do more excercise due to arthralgia and oa chages ?

Hi, diabetic, hypertens, on lantus (insulin glargine) and amaryl 2x3 glucophage5oox4, novonorm2x3      , A1c 9.7    cannot do more excercise due to arthralgia and oa chages ?

WEIGHT LOSS CRUCIAL: WEIGHT LOSS IS CRUCIAL : I recommend a gluten free diet &WHOLEAPPROACH.COM/GUTBLISS.COM. If you have any sleep issues I would recommend as sleep study, there is a high overlap of sleep apnea and diabetes. Also I use Topamax (topiramate) in the evening for my diabetic patients it help with sleep/weight loss & improves insulin receptor sensitivity. ...Read more

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Can I switch from humalog (insulin lispro) to humulin?

Can I switch from humalog (insulin lispro) to humulin?

Humalog/humulin: Please go online to "www.drugs.com" and search for humalog (insulin lispro) and humulin. Humalog is rapid acting. Humulin R is short acting. ...Read more

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Dx type 2 trigeminal neuralgia, occipital neuralgia, neuropathy. Rx'd gabapentin, perc, k-pin, ibuprofen, mobic- rarely take as no help, cymbalta, (duloxetine) phenergen. Sev false + for amphetimine. Help! why ?

Dx type 2 trigeminal neuralgia, occipital neuralgia, neuropathy. Rx'd gabapentin, perc, k-pin, ibuprofen, mobic- rarely take as no help, cymbalta, (duloxetine) phenergen. Sev false + for amphetimine. Help! why ?

Confusing: I think your real ? Is why you test positive for amphine when you are not using them. Right? Well if they are justdoing a drug screen there are quite a few things that can give false positive. Especially some over the counter medications , even vicks that is rubbed on and inhaled or the kind you stick up your nosezantac otc is another one if you use that for heartburn . Most oral decongestants 2. ...Read more

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Any side effect to inject victoza (liraglutide) flexpen prefill 18mg subcutaneously sc 0.6mg?Are its for control diabetic and do weight loss? My blood glucose 127.

Any side effect to inject victoza (liraglutide) flexpen prefill 18mg subcutaneously sc 0.6mg?Are its for control diabetic and do weight loss? My blood glucose 127.

Side effects: Main side effect for victoza (liraglutide) is nausea, that's why you were started on 0.6 mg. Eventually, your doctor will ask you to go to 1.2 mg and 1.8 mg daily if tolerated. It's a good drug that does not cause low blood sugar. ...Read more

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I've tried gabapenten, lyrica, (pregabalin) Elavil, cymbalta, oxycodone for sudden onset neuropathy.Guess that's it.Any answers, cause I don't havevany.I give up.

I've tried gabapenten, lyrica, (pregabalin) Elavil, cymbalta, oxycodone for sudden onset neuropathy.Guess that's it.Any answers, cause I don't havevany.I give up.

Neuropathy: The important thing is diagnosis FIRST, treatment second. Don't give up. Get to the reason for the neuropathy. Something is causing it. (Nerve compression, chemical damage, diabetes, etc) If nothing else, radically change your diet to gluten free, high protein, low carb all organic for one month. No alcohol/smoking. You might get surprised. ...Read more

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Can a diabetic take novolin (insulin) r and novolin (insulin) n?

Can a diabetic take novolin (insulin) r and novolin (insulin) n?

Yes...: Yes, novolin R is a short acting insulin while novolin N is an intermediate acting insulin - so they can be used together. While these can be purchased over the counter in most states you should still be seeing a provider to discuss insulin needs. You should not start any insulin without the recommendation by a doctor who knows your history. Insulin overdoses can kill! ...Read more

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Im on Zoloft Buspar ativan lipidil ez Risperdal do lyrica (pregabalin) make any introduction with lyrica (pregabalin)?

Im on Zoloft Buspar ativan lipidil ez Risperdal do lyrica (pregabalin) make any introduction with lyrica (pregabalin)?

If you are asking: about possible drug interactions- yes, Lyrica (pregabalin) may have moderate interactions will zoloft, buspar, risperidal and ativan. There are no reported drug interactions with lipidil EZ. That does not mean that the drugs shouldn't be used together but I do hope that your medications are being managed by a psychiatrist with this complexity. ...Read more

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Suffering from giddiness and weakness as my mother is a diabetic patient yesterday took 16 insulin and pregabalin ip please suggest any measures now?

Suffering from giddiness and weakness as my mother is a diabetic patient yesterday took 16   insulin and pregabalin ip please suggest any measures now?

Call her doctor: Not sure what is going on or if her blood sugar is normal. Make sure that her blood sugar is ok and call her prescribing physician about her symptoms. ...Read more

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Difference between humulin and novolin (insulin) n?

Not much!: Humulin n and novolin n are both forms of nph insulin. Nph Insulin is considered intermediate-acting (generally less than 24 hours in duration, usually 8-12 hours). They are both heavily crystallized solutions of human insulin, which is what gives it the longer-acting property (and cloudy appearance) . Humulin is made by eli lilly & co. (usa), and novolin is made by novo nordisk (denmark). ...Read more

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Safe to switch from novolin (insulin) nph to humulin n?

Safe to switch from novolin (insulin) nph to humulin n?

Yes: You are basically switching from nph to another nph. They are just made by a different company. The onset of action and respond should be the same. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between lilly humulin n and novolin n insulin?

The manufacturer: Otherwise they are similar and function almost exactly the same way. They are, however, both old fashioned, out of date, and have been replaced by better insulins such as Lantus (insulin glargine) (glargine). ...Read more

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Whats the diffence between humulin n and novolin (insulin) r?

Different timing: R is usually given about 1/2 hr prior to a meal. No longer the short acting Insulin of choice because others more effective having shorter 1/2 lives. Nph may be combined with short acting Insulin or given alone to provide later coverage. Starts to peak in ~ 4 hrs, though effect will last for several. It peaks which predisposes people to low sugars. Newer insulins replace nph for better control. ...Read more

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What's the difference between novolin & humulin insulin?

2 comps; unit = unit: They are virtually same insulins made by 2 different companies and they do pretty much exactly the same thing, unit for unit. Novolin n/r or combo of two as 70/30 (70%n, 30%r--r =regular, fast acting, n=normal, longer acting). Humalin n/r or combo 70/30...So for all practical purposes, these two insulins are interchangeable. Consult doc if have concerns. Good luck. ...Read more

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Humulin penfill and novolin (insulin) penfill same?

Similar: Humulin and novolin are made by two different companies, but they make similar products, so Humulin R would be similar to novolin r, Humulin N would be similar to novolin n. These are all "old fashion" insulins and not used very much anymore compared to humalog, novolog, lantus, Levemir (insulin detemir) insulins. ...Read more

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How is novolin (insulin) different from the humulin ?

No difference: They work the same. The name is different because they are made by different companies. ...Read more

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My doctor wants me to take humulin with novolin twice a day plus zyrtec (cetirizine) becsuse im allergic to insulin and sulfa. Is this safe?

Your doctor: has determined that the benefits of this treatment outweighs its risks. Every medication has side-effects, and every medical treatment has risk. It is best to follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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Can insulin resistance cause feeling light headed, feeling faint, shakiness, and weakness?

Can insulin resistance cause feeling light headed, feeling faint, shakiness, and weakness?

Maybe: I would be much more worried about hypoglycemia in a diabetic with those symptoms. Seek medical attention and get the blood sugar tested. Remember that too low a blood sugar can be very dangerous. Insulin resistance describes physiologic changes that occur in type 2 (primarily) diabetics. ...Read more

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Can novulin be used in place of humulin (insulin)?

Generally, yes.: Novolin Insulin is very similar to humulin insulin. These are human insulins such as nph, regular, and mixtures of these. Novolin n and r are interchangeable with the Humulin N and r. ...Read more

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What's the difference between novolin insulin 70/30 and humilin insulin70/30?

What's the difference between novolin insulin 70/30 and humilin insulin70/30?

Novolog is faster: The '70' portion of both is same, but the '30' portion of NovoLog has faster onset of action <15 min vs about 30 min for novolin (insulin)/humulin. Otherwise, unit for unit they are about same. The NovoLog thus can be used right before meal, novolin (insulin) should be about 15-30 min before meal. So just timing is different. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Im T2 diabetic from last 17 years & got my BS under control since 2009,kidney and liver functions R f9, Im having no appetite, using insulin humulin N?

Im T2 diabetic from last 17 years & got my BS under control since 2009,kidney and liver functions R f9, Im having no appetite, using insulin humulin N?

Diabetes etc: hello, this is way too complex a question to be asking here and frankly would be wrong to do so. Please go and see a well qualified Internal medicine specialist to help with that that. I also dont know what Rf9 means. Please do not use abbreviations because you will suffer someones mistake in translating that to mean something different~ thanks ...Read more

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How many hours does it take for humulin (insulin) to work?

Depends: Humulin (insulin) n is a brand of Insulin nph w/onset in 1-2hrs, peak in 4-14hrs & duration of 10->24hrs. Humulin (insulin) r is a brand of Insulin regular w/onset 30min-1hr, peak in 2-4hrs & duration of 6-12hrs. If you're ever unsure, ask your doctor & pharmacist! ...Read more

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How does the time-released insulin humulin work in the body?

Not time released: Humalin is a "long acting" Insulin with a peak at 8-12 hours. It peaks at dirrerent times in different individuals as well as interpersonal variation day to day which is why it is difficult to regulate hepatic glucose production. A truely time released or better stated: even dose Insulin like glargine (lantus) avoids peaks in Insulin and lows in glucose and is therefore safer. ...Read more

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Can I switch from humalog (insulin lispro) to humulin?

Humalog/humulin: Please go online to "www.drugs.com" and search for humalog (insulin lispro) and humulin. Humalog is rapid acting. Humulin R is short acting. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Humulin (insulin) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Humulin (insulin) allergy?

Humulin allergy: Humulin (insulin) is a medication that is used to control blood sugar control in diabetes mellitus. Allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue. ...Read more

Dr. Sudhir Bansal
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Novolin (Definition)

Novolin is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of ...Read more


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Humulin (Definition)

Humulin is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of ...Read more